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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Remembering LED and DRO status
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:00:13 PM »
HIYA GERRY, I must have missed something along the way. We use to have

DROs
OEMDROs
USERDROs

And they were seperate items and used seperate commands to update

Is there a DOC somewhere that defines the current ranges of each. WERE they combined as one range???

Also it seems that I can write to a UserDRO or a OEMdro with ether command

SetUserDRO(1250,33)
and
SetOEMDRO(1250,22)

WIll set the same dro.

Confused again, (;-) TP


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Brains Development / Re: How do I create an additional axis brain...?
« on: April 28, 2012, 04:47:55 PM »
The PLS will talk to MACH3 via serial,usb,modbus, etc.

The PLS is a logic controller that can be programmed to do things, it also TALKS to MACh3 through the COM channel. MACH3 tells the PLC to do something , thePLC does it then reports back to MACH3 that it is does.

In a nut shell, (;-)TP

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Remembering LED and DRO status
« on: April 28, 2012, 04:43:51 PM »
MACH3 remembers OEM dros and leds.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis setup
« on: April 28, 2012, 04:36:33 PM »
(;-) LOOK at it again, We are talking which way the "toolbit" travels . NOT the stock.

IF you look at a kneemill the table travels BACKWARDS to the way the toolbit moves on the stock yet the toolbit is what sets the direction of the axis.

How I described is ALSO how MACH3 does it "HERE". That is WHY I described it as I did.

(;-) TP


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General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis setup
« on: April 27, 2012, 11:19:05 PM »
Standing in front of the machine the Top of A axis should move towards the BACK of the machine or  Y+ direction With a pos move(A+).

THe top of A axis should move towards you or in the Y- direction with a neg  move (A-)

AND that is what it does. WIth your code in NEG A the top moves toward the front of the machine or in the Y- direction.

(;-) TP

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Brains Development / Re: How do I create an additional axis brain...?
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:10:31 PM »
NO not possible in the way you describe it . As to axis control you have xyz abc. NOW IF your atc does not require steppers or servo drives then maybe. Best to do the ATC with a PLC.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis setup
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:05:04 PM »
RUDI I looked at your Gcode and MACH3 is doing exactly what the Gcode says to do according to standard A axis configuration. The A axis rotates exactly in the direction the Gcode says to.

IF you want the PROGRAM to do something different you will have to figure it out in RhinoCam. All you need to do is correct the rotation.

OR you can take the Gcode and do an edit in notebook and replace all A- with A. Then the program will run the opposite of what it does now.

IF your A axis is running backwards to the MACH3 toolpath display you need to correct that part in MACH3 change the DIR pin active low for A.

(;-) TP

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis setup
« on: April 27, 2012, 07:19:14 PM »
THE A axis AND MACH3 should match. IF NOT fix it.

IF the CAM and MACH do not match then you need to correct the CAM side.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode reader
« on: April 27, 2012, 05:56:16 PM »
When you look in the Device Manager do you see the USB scanner  as a comport???

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis setup
« on: April 27, 2012, 05:54:25 PM »
Can you post a copy of the program to test here?

(;-) TP

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